Year Four Eagles
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On Wednesday we will be taking the children to the beach to support our literacy, science and topic lessons. A letter has been sent home, but I have attached a copy here should it of gone astray in the book bag!
I have also attached a copy of this term’s newsletter which has the details of all the topics we will be learning this term.
In English this week we will be starting our adventure stories by describing settings.
In maths we will be looking at factors and measuring and calculating angles.
In science we will be classifying mini-beasts (hopefully collected from the beach!). In Topic we will be finding out more about the Equator, and Northern and Southern hemispheres. In Design and Technology we will begin to test materials for flotation properties to see if they would be suitable for our model boats.
On Friday (28th) we will be doing out first times tables test on 6’s and our first spelling test. Next week the spellings will be build, busy, business, calendar, caught, centre, century, certain, circle and complete. These will go home on the 28th April and be tested on the 5th of May. Our times tables focus for week beginning 1st May will be 7’s.
Finally, please make sure your child has brought their PE kit back into school after the holiday.
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Welcome back after the Easter break.
This week in literacy the children will be writing a recount about some very special divers.
In maths we will be looking at coordinates and directions ready for when we make our own treasure maps.
In ICT we will be researching pirates and finding out facts about them.
At the end of the week the children will be bringing home 10 spellings to learn and the 6 x tables. On Friday next week they will be tested to find out how much they have remembered. Their spellings will be accident, actually, address, answer, appear, arrive, believe, bicycle, breath and breathe. Each week the children will be given new spellings and times tables to learn for a test the following week.
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Today we made our Easter bonnets in class, wishing you all a happy Easter and a good break!
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Year 4 became archaeologists this week when they looked for parts of Ancient Greek pots during their history lesson.
Each of the pots depicted a different sport played at the Ancient Olympic Games and the children had to put the parts of the pot back together, like a jigsaw puzzle, and then use clues from the pictures to work out which sports they were.
Next week the children will be making Programmes of Events for an Ancient Greek Olympic Games, using the research they have done this week.
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Last week Year 4 had a visit from the Music Man aka Mr Kevin Kay-Bradley who brought an array of instruments to our school to show us how sounds are made. We loved learning about the different ways that vibrations are made and how they travel through the air for us to hear them.
Later on in the week we also explored the texture, smell and flavours of jelly to help us write our narrative poems, Aliens Love Jelly.
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Today Flamingo class enjoyed a special treat! The children from Eagle class (Year 4) came and shared their fantastic books based on Aliens Love Underpants. They were fantastic!
Term 3//php the_excerpt(); ?>
In Science, Eagle class investigated how sound is made by vibrations. It was very interesting and a lot of fun.
Our Christmas Elf//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Today we arrived at school to find Robbie the Elf with a shopping trolley! He had been shopping for Santa’s Christmas present! I wonder what he will be up to next!
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This week we will start by really getting to know the poem The 12 days of Christmas. We will learn how to use expression effectively when performing poetry. After this we will study the structure, pattern and rhythm of it before writing our own, adapted, version.
In maths we will be learning about angles and lines. We will learn what angles are, about 4 special angles and their properties.
We finish the week learning mathematical vocabulary used to describe lines.
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We arrived at school on 1st December to find that we had a new class member! He was sitting under our board in front of a little door decorated with a miniature Christmas tree. He had a DVD with him that told us all about him.
Apparently, he is a scouting elf who has been sent by Father Christmas to keep watch over our class during the day and return to the North Pole each night, reporting on our behaviour! He does not say anything but he watches and listens carefully. We took a class vote and named him Robbie. It says on his DVD that he likes adventures. We are not sure what that means!!!
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We are really enjoying reading Sleeping Beauty. We have thought really hard about describing the settings and the different characters. We will be re-telling it in our own words.
We cannot wait until we see it at the Maidstone Theatre.
Telling the time
Learning to tell the time is difficult. We really need as much practise as possible. Please help.
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This week Eagles class have been considering the implications of having a new building built on the school grounds. They have discussed their thoughts and opinions and also those of other stakeholders; teachers, builders, residents and wildlife lovers. They brainstormed what they thought these different groups of people would see as the benefits of the build and the downfalls. They also took on the role of one of the stakeholders and put their case towards the other groups during a whole class debate.
Eagles class have been learning about data; what it is and the different types of data that can be collected. They have then read and made pictograms, bar charts and line graphs with data.
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This week we researched what the Romans did for us. We then created a spidergram or table and collected information, we used the skills that we learnt last week to write our own reports. They were in the past tense and the impersonal form. They also contained technical vocabulary. Ask you child/ren what they have learnt about writing a report and about the Romans.
In maths we solved a lot of real life problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Some problems required one simple set but others needed 2 or even more steps. We used the Singapore Bar Method to help us identify what each problem was asking, before using a written method to solve it.
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Year 4 have been working with SNAP Theatre to create a performance about this terms learning. Here we are rehearsing and creating art to tell the story.
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This week we will be learning what is needed when writing a report. This is because we will be researching what the Romans did, that we still use and writing a report about it next week. Because of this, we are learning some technical vocabulary, understanding tenses and the difference between personal and impersonal language.
Our topic this week is ‘Co-ordinates’. We will learn the mathematical vocabulary around the subject, what co-ordinates are and what they are used for. We will also read and plot co-ordinates then use this knowledge to solve problems involving shapes so that we are linking learning from other areas of maths too.
We are conducting experiments to find out if gas weighs anything and how some things change state when heated.